Working with children

Information for providers

We work with communities, NGOs and government agencies to support vulnerable children and young people. Here you'll find information about funding for providers, including the funding code of practice.

board of workers

Any community-based organisation that provides social services can apply for funding.

National funding

We invite applications for funding throughout the year. A panel of selectors assesses funding applications, which are made up of either regional or community-based and national representatives. 

Regional funding

Our regional staff work with communities, and other government and local government agencies to identify what’s needed in their local community.

At the beginning of each calendar year a regional funding plan is developed, based on government priorities, any needs identified, and the amount of funding available.

Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities are announced here on our website, and:

  • Ministry of Social Development website
  • New Zealand Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) website
  • our regional offices
  • community sector networks and collaborations.

Getting approval

Providers contracted by the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, must have the capability and capacity to deliver quality social services on an on-going basis. The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Approvals Team assesses organisations to make sure they’re suitable:
Approvals at MSD

Service guidelines

All services funded by the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, must work to guidelines:
Guidelines and service specifications at MSD